Welcome to the Parish Consultation phase of
the Neighbourhood Plan production for our
Parish. This exercise is being run by the
Otterton Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group.
We have now reached the stage where a first draft
of the Neighbourhood Plan is in place. We are
now mounting a six-week consultation within the
Parish to get people’s views on the Plan’s
content. We would very much welcome your
we asking you to look at?
are two documents below that we would like you to
of the plan – 8 pages introducing where
the process has reached, and listing our
proposed objectives and policies – which are the
nub of the Plan. It tells you how to respond to
the Plan. We will be circulating this to every
property in the Parish. We suggest that you use
this to decide which bits of the full Draft Plan
you want to look at further.
Draft Neighbourhood Plan (version 0.17) –
174 pages including all appendices. This
includes the analyses of the 2017 general and
children’s questionnaires and the 2018 business
one, and the traffic surveys carried out in
2017. It has the full details of our proposed
objectives and policies.
How do I
are several ways you can comment:
this page, there is a link to a comments entry
form in the downloads table below.
link below takes you to a downloadable comments
form that you can use to respond to the
two documents above. You can complete this
electronically (it’s in RTF format so should be
legible in most word processing software), then
send it to our Group’s email address (below).
can hand-write your comments on the form
circulated with the summary plan. Please copy
this form before use if you have more comments
than will fit on the page, or write on the back
of it. You can return this to us in one of two
it to your computer, then email it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
the form into one of the four collection
boxes in the village: at the Mill, The Kings
Arms, the Church, or Otterton Community
consultation will run for 6 weeks, from Mon 17 June
to Sun 28 July. Where it is clear that a consensus
exists for a particular view and it is appropriate
for the plan, we will include that in the draft we
submit to EDDC.
you’ll think that the Draft Plan is appropriate and
relevant for the Parish.
for the Draft Plan (as amended following the
Consultation) by OPC (early August);
of Draft Plan to EDDC (mid August);
review with statutory consultees (Natural
England, Historic England, Environment Agency,
business groups etc) – organised by EDDC, with
further editing of Draft Plan if necessary (Aug
inspection by an EDDC-appointed planning
inspector, covering legal aspects, again with
further editing of Draft Plan if required
in the Parish to accept or reject the Plan – a
simple majority of those voting required for
deem the plan ‘made’ and it is incorporated as a
legal part of the EDDC Development Planning
have a look at the plan and pass your comments to us
– this is, after all, a Plan which will influence
planning decisions affecting the Parish for the next
12 years. At the end of the consultation we’ll
publish on this webpage our response to all comments
forward to hearing from you!
Neighbourhood Planning Steering Group